“How often do I need a professional dental cleaning?” is one of the most frequent questions we get asked. Whether you need a cleaning once a year or once a month depends a little on genetics, bacteria, environmental factors like smoking, and systemic factors like Diabetes or pregnancy. However, it depends A LOT on how you clean your teeth at home. No different than a maid service for your home, if you are keeping things clean every day, there isn’t as much of a need for professional cleaning.
At TDS we love working with our patients to improve their homecare! When patients have questions about home care, we encourage them to bring in the dental tools that they use at home to our office so we can help improve their techniques. Waterpiks and small brushes can be daunting to use for the first time, so our patients are always welcome to bring these items in for demonstration. This a free service we offer to our patients.